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preside at something

to manage or act as chair at a meeting or a ceremony. The mayor presided at the meeting, assuring that the speeches would be very short. She presided at the ceremony.
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preside over something

to be in control of the order and procedures of a meeting or ceremony. The vice president will have to preside over the next meeting. I will be glad to preside over the discussion.
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preside over

To have or exercise authority over something or someone; be in charge of something or someone: The vice president presided over the committee meeting because the president was absent.
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had been handed over to the presiding officers and polling staff.
The ECP officials said that Sialkot district's 1544 and Narowal district's 709 Presiding Officers (POs) and 25 returning officers (ROs) in Sialkot district and 11 ROs in Narowal district would have powers of magistrate 1st class from December 4 to 6.
The visually challenged and deceased teachers are being replaced in presiding officers' list", he told Geo News.
But the Remuneration Board has recommended that the Presiding Officer's role is so important that he or she deserves more pay than a Minister.
COMPLAINT that a Tory AM Nick Ramsay appeared 'drunk' during a session of the National Assembly has been referred to the Presiding Officer.
The traditional two minutes' silence will be led by Presiding Officer, Rosemary Butler AM, Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding AM, and Mr Peter Wilson, The Royal British Legion's District Chairman for South East Wales.
Wendy Davis' almost 11-hour filibuster Tuesday night, observers in the gallery and across the world saw Senate parliamentarian Karina Davis on the dais, whispering to the presiding officer throughout the evening.
Presiding Judge: But we have our own rules in the court.
Police lodged an FIR at the Model Town police station, Gujranwala city, under sections 171-C, 471, 379, 420, and 468 of the PPC and has arrested the presiding officer of polling station no 55, Prof Iqbal Cheema, a lecturer at the Islamia College Gujranwala, and a clerk, Younas.
When we attained the majority, and then Democrats would be presiding as the majority party that presides, Mr.
Mangones has served as presiding justice at the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene.
The defence lawyers were scheduled to present their closing arguments before Presiding Judge Mohammad Nabeel Riyad yesterday.
PENSION arrangements for the First Minister and Presiding Officer are costing taxpayers pounds 1million.
215 (b)(10) to provide that chief judges not assign a judge to preside over a capital case in which the state is seeking the death penalty, or collateral proceedings brought by a death row inmate, until that judge has become qualified to do so by presiding a minimum of six months in a felony criminal division or in a division that includes felony criminal cases, and successfully attending the "Handling Capital Cases" course offered through the Florida College of Advanced Judicial Studies.
WELSH Assembly presiding officer Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas was in Belfast yesterday to meet his counterparts from the Scottish Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.